Lego The Hobbit

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Lego The Hobbit
Lego The Hobbit cover
Traveller's Tales
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
OS X Feral Interactive
Release dates
Windows April 8, 2014
macOS (OS X) December 19, 2014
Metacritic 68
OpenCritic 71
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Cinematic camera, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Adventure, Open world
Themes Fantasy, Medieval
Series Lego Middle-earth
Lego The Hobbit on HowLongToBeat
Lego The Hobbit on IGDB
Lego The Hobbit guide on StrategyWiki
Lego The Hobbit on MobyGames
Lego The Hobbit on Wikipedia
Lego Middle-earth
Subseries of Lego
Subseries of Middle-earth
Lego The Lord of the Rings 2012
Lego The Hobbit 2014


The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

Lego The Hobbit is a singleplayer and multiplayer cinematic camera and third-person action, adventure and open world game in the Lego Middle-earth series.

Key points

Graphical fidelity is pared back compared to the PS4 and Xbox One versions.[1]

General information

Official manual
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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macOS (OS X)
Mac App Store (unavailable)
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macOS (OS X)
All Windows versions require Steam DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

"The Armory Pack" is only available for console versions and was not released on PC.

Game data[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment\LEGO The Hobbit\pcconfig.txt
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/LEGO The Hobbit/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/285160/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/LEGO The Hobbit/SaveData/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/285160/remote/savedgames/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/285160/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Approx. 8 MB available.


Video settings
Video settings
Effects settings
Effects settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Change aspect ratio to From Screen-Res.
Cutscenes are framed for 2.35:1 and are Vert- at wider ratios. Actual gameplay is Hor+.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
unknown fixed amount
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FSAA (Edge AA).
Nvidia users can force SGSSAA in Nvidia Profile Inspector with the 0x004010C1 anti-aliasing flag and the "AA Fix"; no LOD adjustment is necessary.[2]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[3]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Input settings
Input settings


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Fixing black screen on game launch[edit]

The game may launch into a black screen that doesn't change but the sound of the opening cutscenes will still be playing.
Editing pcconfig.txt[citation needed]
  1. Go to %APPDATA%\Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment\Lego The Hobbit
  2. Make a backup of pcconfig.txt
  3. Change the entries of ScreenWidth and ScreenHeight to your displays resolution ie: ScreenWidth 1920 and ScreenHeight 1080
  4. Save the game
  5. Launch the game

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9 Although a DirectX 11 executable is included, it doesn’t actually work.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.


See the beginners setup guide for instructions on how to configure the game for mod support.
Setting up mods requires extracting the game's .DAT files, which noticeably increases file size and may disable achievements.


System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon 64 X2 EE 3800+
Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS
ATI Radeon X1950 Pro
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Windows XP does work, but is not officially supported.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9.5
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
This game is not currently supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive).
The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI Radeon X1xxx series, ATI Radeon HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, Nvidia 7xxx series, Nvidia 8xxx series, Nvidia GeForce 9400 and Nvidia GeForce 320M.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/285160/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (285160) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.